Whitney “AbstraKt” Lea is a North Carolina-born, Atlanta-based DJ who spent many of her formative years in the DMV area. She stands out due to her intention on building a platform as opposed to becoming famous. Her focus is on mission driven brand alignment, bringing awareness to marginalized groups and relevant social issues. She embraced her musicality early on, spending her childhood years playing the drums and guitar for her church.
Whitney started Whitney started DJing in 2006 at pep rallies and house parties, and she's been refining her high energy style and eclectic taste since then. Whitney prides herself on being able to play anywhere, in front of any crowd, while pushing the boundaries of sound. Her history as a DJ supports that. Whitney has an organic ear for music that's served her well throughout her career. She was part of A3C's first ever female DJ showcase in 2015 and in the early stages of her career, Whitney served as live DJ for international talent Kali Uchis. Whitney also performed with Whitney also performed with Princess Nokia for her Urban Outfitters collaboration event and took first place in the Inaugural Aqua Girl DJ Battle in 2017. She also launched her flagship party “WYD?” in the summer of 2017 and continues to break boundaries in Atlanta nightlife with the launch of “UNTITLED,” a party for the unapologetically black & queer. In 2018, Whitney was able to bless stages at Dames & Dregs, One Music Fest and Afropunk After Dark and was named “Best House DJ” in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta Issue to round off the year.
As she continues to progress as a DJ and businesswoman, Whitney seeks to push up & coming talent through her work as a creative director, consultant and event producer. Her current focus is to help ambitious brands harness the power of culture to solve their biggest challenges. Every facet of Whitney's involvement in music indicates that she is a passion-driven, focused creative.